- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - A South Texas campaign manager accused of providing cash and cocaine to secure votes for school board candidates in South Texas has pleaded guilty.

Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old Francisco “Frankie” Garcia pleaded guilty Monday to agreeing with others to pay voters to vote in the Donna school board election. Garcia pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to buy votes and one count of vote-buying during the November 2012 general election.

He worked as a campaign manager for four school board candidates.

He’s set to be sentenced on Feb. 24.

Five campaign workers have previously pleaded guilty to vote-buying in that 2012 election.


Information from: The Monitor, https://www.themonitor.com

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